Fashion Friday: My Make-Up Routine, EMcKay Sale!

Hope y’all are having a lovely Friday so far.  Recently, I’ve had some readers email and ask what make-up products I use and my routine, and thought instead of responding to each individual email, that I’d create a post instead.  Hope y’all enjoy!

My routine is pretty quick, although seeing this I know it looks like I use a ton of make-up.  Aside from the party pack in the top left corner, the rest is my daily wear make-up.  It takes me about five minutes to throw it on in the morning, after washing my face, lotion, brushing my teeth and applying my deo and contacts.  Someone commented yesterday on using the Clarisonic brush.  I’m obsessed with mine!  If you don’t have it, you need it in your life.  I had always thought my face was clean after washing it…until I found this brush.  Talk about squeaky clean.  Anyway…here’s my make-up routine…

First, I curl my eyelashes.  I only used Shu Uemura up until they pulled out of the US for some reason, and since then I’ve loved the Chanel curler.  I’ve tried others, but nothing make my eyelashes as naturally curled as the Chanel one.  Plus, it comes with two refill pads.

Second, I apply eyeshadow (Bobbi Brown in Bone).  It’s very sheer, but I feel like it soaks up some of the oil around my eyes.  And also, I’ve found that if you swipe some on your lashes, it holds the mascara better.

Next, I apply a quick sweep of bronzer.  Bobbi Brown’s Bronzing Powder in Golden Light has always been tried and true, and the most natural looking.  It doesn’t have shimmer to it, which I love.  The one featured above is a bit darker than the color I use.

I couldn’t live without my blush.  I think it seriously wakes up my face, especially on those days when I’d rather be in bed, than out and about.  Currently, I’m using Bobbi Brown blush in Apricot.

And finally I sweep my face with my Bobbi Brown face blender brush to even everything out, apply my mascara and I’m good to go.  P.S. I’m obsessed with Chanel’s mascara.  It’s the best I’ve found!  I used to use CoverGirl LashBlast, but it started clumping and it was hard to get off, so I decided to look around for something else.

No lipstick here.  With how small my lips are, I’m not into drawing attention to them.  But I do use chapstick!

And for nights out, I enjoy wearing a gold shimmer eyeshadow and brown eye liner.  I received the Bobbi Brown Party Shimmer Brick, featured above, for Christmas, and LOVE it!

As if I haven’t posted enough great sales this week, I’ve got another one for you.  Elizabeth McKay is having a Winter Sale: 50% off full price items, and up to 75% off sale items.  Enter code BLIZZARD at check-out.  When entering the code, make sure it’s all capitalized.  They still have a lot of inventory in stock, but hurry, I’m guessing it will go fast!  Sale ends Saturday, January 7th!  Also, make sure to sign up for EMK’s mailing list.  That way you’ll be the first to know of upcoming sales.

Hope y’all have a wonderful weekend!
I’ve got a good friend celebrating their 28th birthday, today.
Happy Birthday, H!
Hope you have a fabulous day!
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7 thoughts on “Fashion Friday: My Make-Up Routine, EMcKay Sale!

  1. That is the cutest dress. Love it!

    I love a brightening eye shadow. I will have to check out that bone colored BB. I'm so with you on the blush thing – I can't live without it! Brightens the whole face.

    Thanks for sharing. I always love to try new things! 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

  2. I am so glad you posted this, I have recently been using the Bobbi Brown bronzer and bronzer brush (well worth the $60) — and now I have joined the Bobbi Brown cult. I have been using the lip balm for over a year and loving it, but I am excited to try other products. I am looking for a new mascara as well. Email me the deets about the Chanel mascara. Also, I have used Nars blush in Orgasm and Deep Throat (eek at those names) but am looking into getting a BB blush as well. Again, great post!!! My email address is

    Have a great weekend!

  3. I LOOVE Bobbi Brown bronzer. I was actually looking for a new one without shimmer and I saw in a previous post you had mentioned it. It is fab:)

  4. Love, love Bobbi! I got a great palette around Christmas with bone eyeshadow, my favorite.

    I wish I had replied to the post with the Maine pics, those are right where I used to live! Lovely.

  5. It's truly crazy how many of the same products we use–exact same shade of Bobbi Brown eyeshadow, blush, and bronzer! I got a Clarisonic for Christmas and love it, too. 🙂

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